Contributed on Mar 20, 2008
Knowing for sure that we belong to Christ is vital to a healthy Christian life. This text shows us how we can know if our assurance is real or not.
Are You a Borderline Believer? Hebrews 5:10-12 Purpose: To show that some who claim to know Christ are not really believers. Aim: I want the listener to gain assurance of salvation if they are being faithful to Christ and I want them to fear being lost if they are not being ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2008
What are the basic truths that a real believer must understand? Why does Jesus tells us to "be perfect?" What is the difference between real and false religion?...
Are you a Borderline Believer? Part II Hebrews 5:13-14 Purpose: To demonstrate that a lack of passion for God’s Word indicates an absence of a relationship with Christ. Aim: I want the listener to see if their commitment to Christ is valid. INTRODUCTION: Could I see a show of hands: How ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2008
Many today are teaching that Christ is only one way to God. This passage reminds us that religion without Christ is worthless.
Religion Without Christ Hebrews 6:1-3 Purpose: To call religious people to trust fully in Christ. Aim: I want the listener to be fully surrendered to the Gospel. INTRODUCTION: “Retro” styles are now in. Wikipedia defines “Retro” this way: “Retro is a term used to describe aspects of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 14, 2008
It is dangerous to come to church faithfully and not commit yourself to Christ.
Missing the Message of Christ Hebrews 6:4-5 Purpose: To warn against relying on an external Christianity. Aim: I want the listener to find assurance of salvation in a changed life. INTRODUCTION: What you think you see is not always what you get. Many years ago there was a terrible railroad ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2008
God is not glorified when we are not fully committed to Christ. This text teaches us that only a full commitment to Jesus Christ is acceptable to God. Almost, as they say, is only good enough for horseshoes and hand grenades. You either love Christ with a
Dangerous Detours Hebrews 6:6-8 Purpose: To highlight the difference between real and false professions of faith in Christ. Aim: I want the listener to fear the possibility of ever insulting Christ’s work on the Cross. INTRODUCTION: God is not glorified when we are not fully committed to ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2008
Is it possible to know for sure that you are on your way to heaven? The writer of Hebrews gives five ominous warnings to those who may be deceived into thinking that they are Christians. But he is careful to also show us that we CAN know for sure if we
Absolute Assurance Hebrews 6:9-12 Purpose: To display the richness of God’s salvation. Aim: I want the listener to exult in God’s awesome redemption. INTRODUCTION: Is it possible to know for sure that you are on your way to heaven? John said that he wrote his gospel, “so that you may ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2008
It is important to KNOW that God promises assurance of our salvation, but it is also important to SEE how it works in real life. In our text today we are reminded to imitate those who show “diligent patience” in their walk with Christ.
Finding Spiritual Safety Hebrews 6:11-16 Purpose: To prove that we can know that salvation is permanent. Aim: I want the listener to flee to Christ and trust Him completely for salvation and rejoice in its assurance. INTRODUCTION: Little Milly had gone to bed, and her father was downstairs ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2008
People need hope in order to live. Life is drudgery without hope. Any problem can be endured if there is hope that it will get better.
Seven Reasons Forgiveness is Eternal Hebrews 6:16-20 Purpose: To demonstrate that salvation is permanent. Aim: I want the listener to gain a solid conviction that their salvation is secure. INTRODUCTION: ➤ People need hope in order to live. Life is drudgery without hope. Any ...read more